Resilience: The Key Ingredient for Job Search Success

Resilience: The Key Ingredient for Job Search Success

Searching for a new job is tough for the vast majority of people. There’s no way around it. You get your resume polished up, apply for countless positions, and sometimes you don’t hear back. Not one peep. When the little devil on your shoulder starts piping up that you’re not enough, or that you’ll never find something, do you listen? Or do you make a point to learn, adapt, and fight back? The answer to that question reveals a tremendous amount about your resilience.

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How to Deal with Rejection & Get Your Mojo Back

How to Deal with Rejection & Get Your Mojo Back

It sometimes helps to remember that when you become a job seeker, you become a marketer. Just like a business, you must establish and build a brand that is attractive to potential employers. Every brand or company has growing pains even if on the outside it appears to be wildly successful. Every salesperson has heard “no” countless times. Through the careful process of analyzing, evaluating, and optimizing your candidacy, you will get better at telling your story, getting you that much closer to a “yes.” 

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The Ins and Outs of Beating Applicant Tracking Systems

The Ins and Outs of Beating Applicant Tracking Systems

Have you ever heard of an applicant tracking system (ATS)?If you’re applying for jobs online, this term needs to be part of your vocabulary. Understanding the ins and outs of what an ATS is and how it works will help you get results in your job search faster, and more consistently.

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Use Social Media in the Job Hunt like a Pro

Use Social Media in the Job Hunt like a Pro

Most of us use social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ to chat with friends or pass the time. More and more companies are also using social media to publish new updates, reach potential customers, and to recruit new employees. As a candidate in our modern world, you have a unique opportunity to provide potential employers with a glimpse into your personality and character. Engaging with social media in a meaningful way can be a useful tactic in your job search strategy toolbox

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Finding Balance when Applying for Jobs Online

 Finding Balance when Applying for Jobs Online

While it's nice to sit at home in sweatpants and apply for 50 jobs at the click of a button, submitting your resume to postings online will only take you so far. The best way to separate yourself from the pack and land an interview is to go beyond where most people stop in their approach. Diversify and balance your efforts by using a combination of techniques both online and in person to gain some traction.  

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